Lease a car from AutoEurope, Fly into Milan. Find a apartment via TripAdvisor. Explore Tuscany with your car. nuff said
If you don't mind sharing, how much did the car lease and all that driving drain your wallet over two months?
Jim! I protest! That is not enough said! We want to hear about how it went, what you did, what worked well, etc. etc. (Being greedy, I guess.)
Agnes, the lease for a brand new Peugeot 308 Diesel was $2833.00 for 65 days. Great car with GPS, stellar gas mileage (54 MPG), zero deductible insurance, unlimited miles. AutoEurope is wonderful to work with.
~ $44 a day is not bad...but what about cost of gas, parking, tolls, etc? Did it make sense to drive everywhere because you had the car? Where did you go in 2 months?
Kim, my wife and I spent the majority of the trip driving Tuscany and Umbria. We also spent 5 days each in Venice and Rome, drove to both. Florence was just 15 miles north of our apartment in Tuscany and we could see the city lights at night from our balcony. Gorgeous. Also visited Cinque Terre. My favorite of the trip was Venice by far, absolutely beautiful city. We walked all over it.
Agnes, if you want to experience Tuscany you need a car. I spent about $300 in fuel, but that included driving from Milan, to Venice and Rome, as well as all the towns in Tuscany and many in Umbria. Well worth it.
Did the car sit in a parking lot the 10 days when you were in Rome and Venice?
Would be such a treat to drive the little back roads in Tuscany and Umbria. I'm sure you drank and ate well!!
Glad everything worked out so well for you. What great memories you will have!!
yes, the car was parked at the hotel while in Rome (took hotel shuttle to Vatican and center city). The Venice trip I booked a hotel in Mestre across from the train station and took the 10 minute train ride into Venice. The car was parked there as well.
Kim, absolutely! Once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Just want to drop in and say I'm jealous! We just got back from a 3 week trip and I'm already plotting my return. Sadly my employer wouldn't allow me 6 weeks off at once....maybe I can invent some kind of "illness" ... that will conveniently last 6 weeks. I'm joking of course but in all seriousness...I'm jealous!
I hear ya. I'm a self employed retiree.,don't have that issue. But yeah, a long stay in Italy really gives one a sense of how life is there. Loved it.
You must speak Italian by now?